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Missile Systems

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Missile systems refer to a combination of missiles, launchers, and supporting equipment that are designed to deliver a payload, such as explosives or other warheads, to a specific target. These systems are used by military forces for various purposes, including defense, offense, and deterrence. Missile systems can be air-based, land-based, or sea-based, and they are typically guided or controlled to ensure accuracy and effectiveness. They play a critical role in modern warfare by providing long-range strike capabilities and the ability to engage targets at a distance, often with high precision. Examples of Missile Systems include the Aim-9 Sidewinder (Short-Range-Air-To-Air-Missile)  and the AIM-120 AMRAM (Advanced-Medium-Range-Air-To-Air-Missile) MX, SICBM, Titan, Pegasus, THADD, LLV, SeaLaunch.

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Physical Properties Instruments

By conducting mass properties measurements on various components and subsystems of missile systems, engineers can understand their weight distribution, center of gravity, and inertia properties. This information is crucial for flight control, stability analysis, payload integration, and overall mission success. Mass properties instruments help engineers optimize the design and balance of the missiles and ensure their safe and efficient operation. Products requiring these instruments include:

  • Warheads
  • Rocket Motors
  • Guidance and Seeker Systems
  • Fins and Control Surfaces
  • Payloads and Sensors
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Igniter Circuit Testers

Missile systems are equipped with propulsion systems for launch. Igniter circuit testers are used to test and diagnose the ignition of these propulsion systems. They ensure that the igniter circuit is functioning properly, contributing to reliable missile launches and operation. This is crucial for the effectiveness and safety of missile systems. Products requiring ICT‘s include:

  • Ignition and Ignition Control Systems
  • Critical firing circuits
  • Pyrotechnic Initiators
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Pressure and Temperature Systems

Missile systems operate in a wide range of environmental conditions and are subjected to various forces and torque during flight. Temperature, torque, and force measurement instruments are used to monitor and evaluate these parameters to ensure the safe and efficient operation of critical components in the missiles. Accurate measurements from these instruments help detect any abnormalities and allow for timely maintenance and repairs.

Types of products requiring calibration include:

  • Payloads and Sensors
  • Structural Components: airframes, fins, support structures
  • Guidance and Control Systems
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Thermal Systems

Heat flux sensors, infrared radiometers, and thermocouples are used on missile systems to monitor and assess thermal conditions. They help detect and manage issues such as excessive heat generation, thermal stress, or cooling inefficiencies. By providing real-time temperature data and heat transfer measurements, these sensors contribute to the safe and effective operation of the missiles’ propulsion systems, electronics, and other critical components. Products that require these instruments:

  • Warheads
  • Guidance Control Systems
  • Payloads and Sensors
  • Environmental Monitoring Systems
  • Altitude and Airspeed Sensors
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